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Council approves closing street for Dog and Bee reopening
by Gary Kent
Jun 21, 2013 | 6368 views | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE – At Monday’s meeting, three City Council members quickly approved a request from Brenda Hughes for the closing of the 200 block of West Bowie Street later this month.

Hughes is planning a special event and concert for the re-grand opening of her downtown restaurant, the Dog and Bee Public House.

The city closed that block when the restaurant first opened.

The businesswoman will have the block barricaded at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, and reopen the street by 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

She is planning to hold the formal opening and concert on Friday.

Only three council members made the special, 6 p.m. meeting.

Mayor David Carabajal read the agenda item, and Councilman John Fulghum made the motion to approve the request.

Councilman George P. “Trace” Morrill seconded the motion, and all three council members voted in favor of the request.

Before adjourning, the council approved the nomination of Carlos Perez as the final member of the City Council’s committee to study groundwater alternatives and to make recommendations for the development and funding of an auxiliary water system for the city.

Perez has been interested in the city’s water situation and has spoken out at several council meetings in the past.

He will replace Beeville Water Supply District board member Ronald “Buddy” Hardy.

Hardy asked to be replaced on the committee after City Attorney Frank Warner suggested that the council refrain from allowing a quorum of members of the BWSD board to serve on the committee.

Mayor David Carabajal had appointed the water board’s newest member, Kenneth Elsbury, to the committee. The water board had appointed its president, Jim Crumrine, and Hardy to the board, creating a three-member quorum on the committee.

Hardy volunteered to step down so the water board could appoint someone not on that body.

Elsbury was appointed to the water board to replace Councilman Morrill, who resigned after being elected to the City Council.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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